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How can people’s rights to land be secured on a continent in which an estimated 90% of land is untitled and held under informal and customary tenure systems that are often not recognized as constituting real property rights? This remains a profound challenge, and there are no easy answers.

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In South Africa when a water project is launched in communities without water- residents are told about how South Africa is a water scarce country and that they should use water sparingly.  This message is however reserved for those who struggle to access water and thus consume the least amounts...

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Remember when the President announced that the restitution process would be re-opened and people would be able to lodge claims? Promises were made that government would dedicate the resources required to deal with the expected 379,000 new claims, at an estimated cost of R180billion. It would...

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In the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered on 12 February 2015 President Zuma acknowledged the need to revitalize agriculture in his nine-point plan to kick-start the economy towards job creating growth. This is easier said than done. Trends in the agricultural sector show that the...

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The past decade has witnessed global outcry over a new era of ‘land grabbing’ and, in response, there have been numerous efforts to halt and reverse the corporate takeover of community land. Initially presented as investors grabbing land from rural people, it has since become clear that most...

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